Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Summer Book Party!



My brilliant friend Maureen called a few weeks ago with a great idea--"Let's get the girls together a few times this summer to read. We'll throw a bunch of books out and just let them have fun reading together."

I loved the idea so together we planned 6 Summer Book Parties for a few girls from the same first grade class this year. The invitation was simple--come for an hour and bring some good picture books--quick books you can read lots of in an hour. The girls were very excited and the party was a hit!

We put our favorite books everywhere (See, that money I spend on books is well worth it-we filled up the whole room with books!). The girls came in read alone, together, in the house, on the swing set...Then we made sundaes to celebrate. This first party, we had 3 girls. There are 6-7 total so we may have more at future parties. We'll have 3 at our house and 3 at Maureen's house. It is quite a fun thing and a fun way to keep the girls reading all summer.

One of the side benefits was that Ana remembered lots of her old favorites because we had them displayed all day in the house. She also found some that she could read that she hadn't been able to read before. It was a great way to refresh her reading and to remind her of the books she has. What better way to spend summer --with friends, books and ice cream!

6 comments:

  1. I LOVE this and I'm planning one, pronto!! Books, books, books. Sounds like a summer goal if you ask me...

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  2. Awesome. Simply awesome!

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  4. Future contestants in Mother Reader's 48 Hour Book Challenge.

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  5. What a great idea! I can't wait to share this with the girls.

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  6. Thanks for this terrific idea! We'll be trying this at our house.

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